This week takes the Petrelli-Bennett family to Coyote Sands to dig for the truth…. The family finds more of a bond than they ever thought they had.
The Journey Begins: After what looks like a few hours of digging up a mass grave in the dessert, Peter probes Angela for reasons. She reveals her story of how she, Linderman and a select group of teens came to Coyote Sands in the hope that they would be cured, but instead, massive numbers of people looking for the same hope were killed. In February 1961 at 16 years old, Angela is brought in to the facility due to her severe nightmares and promptly tested and questioned. She brings along her younger sister Alice who reveals she can control weather. Shortly thereafter, Angela dreams of the horrible killing about to kill the children. By may of that year Angela and a small cluster of boys form what would later become “the Company.” They decide to sneak out without Alice. Upon finishing her story, she and Claire encounter a wicked storm raging outside the now delapidated structure of Coyote Sands. Angela exclaims, “It’s Alice!” She had previously told Peter that she dreamed Alice was alive and now she is.
Suresh also tags along after a mysterious document lead him there. He quickly snatches up Noah and imediately interrogates him and shows him the first Dr. Suresh’s file on the matter. The noble doctor is frightened by what he hears in reply and now wonders about his father’s motives.
Angela later comes face to face with Alice and in a moment a cosolation soon turns bitter as feirce anger comes over Alice face and she strikes Angela and the others with lightning from her hands. Angela then succeeds in calming Alice, but Alice walks away bitter. The family decides to sit for a meeting at the local diner and all plan to return to life a normal but are suddenly shocked when they see Sylar posing as Nathan on the news.
This was one of the few single-plot episodes on the show, but very necessary nonetheless. Now that how it began is no longer a secret, all that remains is how to end it. Alice was a surprise and it remains to be seen if her charater will return. Her power is quite maliciousl when provoked and I would expect that it will be utilized by the writers again. Lastly, with Sylar posing as him, how can Nathan retain his public image? This one kept me interested while also whetting my appetite for more. It’s a job well done this week!